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Roie Dann 2019-2020

Institution of PhD:
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Academic Discipline of PhD:
Chemistry
PhD Advisor/s:
Prof. Ronnie Kosloff
Dissertation Topic:
Dynamical Perspectives of Quantum Thermodynamic Resources and Their Utility
Present Academic Position:
PhD Student

Roie was born in Jerusalem and grew up in Kfar Yehoshua in the Jezreel Valley. After serving in an
IDF reconnaissance unit, he returned to Jerusalem to pursue a BSc in chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in the Amirim Natural Sciences Excellence Program.

Upon completing his BSc summa cum laude, Roie began his MSc in the quantum theory group of Prof. Ronnie Kosloff, where he is currently conducting his PhD research. During his MSc studies he developed a new laser cooling theory, based on random motion of atoms and collective effects. The intriguing and surprising behavior of nature in the quantum regime and the elegance of the quantum theory inspired him to research open problems in quantum thermodynamics for his doctorate.

In his current research, Roie is studying the dynamic properties of quantum systems interacting with an external environment. His research concentrates on the interplay between external controls and the environment, for the purpose of incorporating these effects to enhance the performance of quantum devices. He hopes that the study of quantum-thermo theoretical models will elucidate the fundamental relationship between quantum mechanics and thermodynamics theories.

Alongside his research, Roie enjoys working as a teaching assistant in thermodynamics and quantum mechanics courses. For his academic achievements, Roie has received the Dr. Abraham Felzenstein Memorial Fund Award, the Dr. Yehoyahin Kanat Memorial Fund Award and the Excellence Award in Memory of Prof. Chava Lifshitz from the Sara Wolf Memorial Fund.